Hump-Day Must-Read

I hooted out loud when I read this tonight, and figure others can use a similar outburst of unremitting laughs: “Why I Am Leaving Sea World: Resignation letters from Shamu’s trainer, Roger Goodell, and other disillusioned employees, published today in Slate.

Speaking of hooting out loud, or, for that matter, rolling around on the floor laughing my not-inconsiderable anatomy off, if you have not yet read, “Heads You Lose,” by Lisa Lutz and David Hayward, you might wanna do so immediately, so long as you’re prepared for your stomach muscles to ache from the hilarity. One section sent me off into such paroxysms I couldn’t breathe for a bit — but that was okay. Regan McMahon’s review of the book in the San Francisco Chronicle will pique your interest, for sure. And I’m saving document #5 in the Spellman series, The Trail of the Spellmans, for the next time I sink into the Slough of Despond.

More as it happens, in and out of the slough,

P.S. — if you’re going to be at PLA in Philadelphia this weekend, Lisa Lutz is on the mystery panel on Saturday, March 16th, at 10:45 AM. If you see her, please tell her, “Hi to Irving the cat” from me! C.


Cheryl LaGuardia About Cheryl LaGuardia

Cheryl LaGuardia always wanted to be a librarian, and has been one for more years than she's going to admit. She cracked open her first CPU to install a CD-ROM card in the mid-1980's, pioneered e-resource reviewing for Library Journal in the early 90's (picture calico bonnets and prairie schooners on the web...), won the Louis Shores / Oryx Press Award for Professional Reviewing, and has been working for truth, justice, and better electronic library resources ever since. Reach her at, where she's a Research Librarian at Harvard University.